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April 2006

  • 6th April 2006

    Lesbian Tory vice chairman tipped for London Mayor campaign 2

    The businesswoman is seen as an ideal representative to portray the Party's “keep it real” image

    12:00 AM — Lesbian Conservative Party vice chairman Margot James has emerged as a potential applicant for the selection of a Tory London mayoral candidate.The Conservatives are holding an open primary which allows anyone to apply to be nominated to contest the position for the 2008 London mayoral election.

  • Gay friendly policies vital in work choices

    Lambda Legal conducted a workplace fairness survey of the LGBT community

    12:00 AM — A US lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) legal organisation has announced the results of the largest nationwide survey of the gay community.Lambda Legal conducted a workplace fairness survey of the LGBT community in the first ever attempt to ask how important gay-friendly policies are to where gay people decide to work.

  • Superheroes fighting for gay sexual health

    The procedure is free, quick, straight-forward and will protect those vaccinated from a potentially life-threatening disease

    12:00 AM — A group of sexual health superheroes have donned their capes to fight hepatitis in the gay community, in reaction to figures which show half of London's gay men are not vaccinated against the disease.'The Vaccinators', dressed in their superhero outfits and arriving in their superhero bus, launched the start of the Sorted campaign to encourage gay men to vaccinate against Hepatitis A and B.

  • Naomi Campbell offered a “200 pound lesbian to kick her ass”

    Naomi Campbell was accused of  assaulting her assistant with a mobile phone in New York last month

    12:00 AM — Naomi Campbell needs a kick up the backside, according to lesbian comedian Rosie O'Donnell.O'Donnell challenged the supermodel to a duel after discovering she allegedly assaulted her assistant with a mobile phone in New York last month.She said: "To make matters worse she had that jewel-encrusted cell phone, that's got to score with the diamonds."

  • New law states textbooks must recognise homosexuality

    It would include sexual orientation on a list of requirements, including gender and race, which schools cannot ignore

    12:00 AM — Schools in California may be legally obliged to teach about the contributions of gay and transgender people, after a bill was passed by the state Senate this week.It would include sexual orientation on a list of requirements, including gender and race, which schools cannot ignore or discriminate against and must recognise positively in textbooks.

  • Girlfriend strangled because of lesbian past wasn’t first case, court told

    The judge Mr Justice Simon told jurors that the previous convictions didn't mean he had carried out this one

    12:00 AM — A jealous boyfriend accused of strangling his girlfriend in a rage over her lesbian past held similar convictions previously, a court has been told.Steven Wallace, 40, denies the attempted murder of Wendy Brown, 30, but yesterday saw previous convictions of grievous bodily harm read to the jury.

  • Dying gay man weds partner in hospital

    Peter Howard  was diagnosed with skin cancer five years ago and doctors warned the condition had got extremely serious, prompting him to arrange his civil union to partner

    12:00 AM — A gay man who has been given a month to live, had a civil partnership ceremony with his boyfriend in hospital today.Peter Howard, 57, was diagnosed with skin cancer five years ago and doctors warned the condition had got extremely serious, prompting him to arrange his civil union to partner, Chris Wells, 32, at short notice.

  • Lesbian storyline coming to Coronation Street

    Lesbian rumours may set tongues wagging in The Rovers

    12:00 AM — Hit ITV soap Coronation Street is rumoured to be following EastEnders with its own lesbian related storyline.Factory worker Kelly Crabtree, played by Tupele Dorgu, is set to be the victim of lesbian rumours when she moves in with a long lost friend.

  • Anti-gay group fails in attempt to ban Brokeback DVD 3

    Brokeback Mountain has sold over 1.4 million DVD copies so far

    12:00 AM — Worldwide retailer Walmart, has decided to sell the DVD of gay cowboy movie, Brokeback Mountain, despite protests from a Christian Group.Anti gay group, The American Family Association, wanted to see the award winning film banned from outlets of the world's largest store claiming it would harm their family friendly image.

  • Mother loses child custody to ex lesbian partner 2

    The judge decided that since the couple had both raised the children, there was no distinction of a biological relationship

    12:00 AM — A lesbian has been given custody of her former partner's children after a landmark court ruling decided she could be considered their "natural parent."The woman, who cannot be named for the children's protection, had been granted shared contact of her ex girlfriend's seven and four year old daughters, until the mother broke the order by moving away.

  • Transvestite dies in River Thames 3

    The coroner recorded a verdict of misadventure, stating he was not certain Mr Mudwai, a gay escort, had actually meant to kill himself

    12:00 AM — A transvestite jumped to his death in the Thames after his family couldn't accept his lifestyle, according to a coroner's report.Nahi Mudwai's body was found at Mill Bank in February after reports of a 'female' running along the Embankment throwing away clothes and jumping into the water.

  • 5th April 2006

    New York gays must file separate tax returns

    he tax department said: “Since the petitioner's marriage to his same-sex partner is not a marriage for federal income tax purposes, it is not a marriage for New York State

    12:00 AM — Gay couples who marry outside the state of New York cannot file joint tax returns, according to the New York Department of Taxation and Finance.In response to petitions filed by Lambda Legal, officials cited state tax law and said that New York same-sex married couples cannot file their taxes jointly as married couples.

  • Bond reveals gay following 1

    Daniel Craig revealed he is consistently mobbed by gay fans

    12:00 AM — The new James Bond actor, Daniel Craig, is reported to have attracted more Bond boys than girls.Craig revealed he is consistently mobbed by gay fans who want to look at his body rather than find out about the upcoming Casino Royale film.

  • Procreation comes before gay rights, judge says

    Judge Gary Taylor recognised the law “has a disproportionate effect on homosexual individuals“

    12:00 AM — The US government's policy of promoting procreation should overrule gay rights, according to a panel of federal judges.Judge Jerome Farris told a gay couple suing Orange County, for the right to get married, that "everything that is wrong is not discrimination."

  • Equality for gay school group

    Students sued the school district, claiming that groups including the Asian Culture Group and the Chess Club were allowed to promote events, but members of Straights and Gays for Equality  (SAGE) were not

    12:00 AM — A school has been ordered to give a gay student group the same rights as other extra curricular clubs.Federal District Judge Joan Ericksen issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Osseo School District to afford a student group supporting gay rights the same footing as other extra-curricular student groups at Maple Grove High School.

  • Happy Endings

    12:00 AM — Happy Endings, the film that opened the 20th London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, is the latest offering from Don Roos.It is a twisting and sometimes complicated tale of relationships between nine Californians. Incorporating blackmail, sperm donation, questionable paternity and long-lost parents from the director of 'The Opposite of Sex', the film explores the complexity of modern life.

  • Gay candidate running for Hackney Mayor 5

    Mr Boff is promising voters' initiatives which would see important issues put to a ballot of Hackney residents

    12:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk ExclusiveA gay candidate has been unveiled as the Conservative Party's representative for the Hackney mayoral elections in May.Andrew Boff, a runner up in the 2002 local election, will campaign for a council closer to the people and better services.

  • Little Britain gay character inspires sign thefts

    Real life residents are annoyed that signs are being stolen from the town

    12:00 AM — The Welsh town of Llanddewi Brefi which is satirised in hit comedy Little Britain, is being targeted by thieving fans who are stealing the town's signs.Latex wearing, Little Britain character, Dafydd is from the west Wales village, he has entertained viewers with the catchphrase, "the only gay in the village."

  • MTV launches gay mobile channel

    MTV has launched a phone service aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

    12:00 AM — An MTV channel has launched a phone service aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.Logo has formed a partnership with Amp'd mobile to provide access to gay shows and advice on gay friendly places to visit.

  • Female “poisoned dwarf” spy awarded compensation after lesbian jibes 1

    Leah Mates was labelled as a “poisoned dwarf”

    12:00 AM — A special forces spy was awarded £12,000 in compensation yesterday after an employment tribunal found that she had suffered a catalogue of abuse whilst serving in the British Army's special forces.30 year old Corporal Leah Mates told the hearing that she contemplated suicide after she was groped, threatened and labelled as a lesbian and "poisoned dwarf" in reference to her slight stature during a ten year campaign of persecution by male colleagues.

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